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The Boy with Two Hearts

By Hamed Amiri
  • ISBN Code: : 1785786202
  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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** The story that inspired the stage adaptation of the Amiri family, recently performed at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff ** A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK 29 JUNE - 3 JULY 2020 READ BY SANJEEV BHASKAR (GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME, THE KUMARS AT NO. 42 AND MORE) 'Enthralling ... A fascinating insight' Daily Mail 'An inspiring read' Nihal Arthanayake, BBC Radio 5 Live A powerful tale of a family in crisis, and a moving love letter to the NHS. Herat, Afghanistan, 2000. A mother speaks out against the fundamentalist leaders of her country. Meanwhile, her family's watchful eyes never leave their beloved son and brother, whose rare heart condition means that he will never lead a normal life. When the Taliban gave an order for the execution of Hamed Amiri's mother, the family knew they had to escape, starting what would be a long and dangerous journey, across Russia and through Europe, with the UK as their ultimate destination. Travelling as refugees for a year and a half, they suffered attacks from mafia and police; terrifying journeys in strangers' cars; treks across demanding terrain; days spent hidden in lorries without food or drink; and being robbed at gunpoint of every penny they owned. The family's need to reach the UK was intensified by their eldest son's deteriorating condition, and the prospect of life-saving treatment it offered. The Boy with Two Hearts is not only a tale of a family in crisis, but a love letter to the NHS, which provided hope and reassurance as they sought asylum in the UK and fought to save their loved ones.

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In this series, William Dean Howells delightfully describes the early years of his life, in the "Boy's Town" of Ohio, the state where he was born and raised. These stories remain as a vivid autobiographical records and colorful images of a life in the mid-nineteenth century American town._x000D_ Extract:_x000D_ "If there was any fellow in the Boy's Town fifty years ago who had a good reason to run off it was Pony Baker. Pony was not his real name; it was what the boys called him, because there were so many fellows who had to be told apart, as Big Joe and Little Joe, and Big John and Little John, and Big Bill and Little Bill, that they got tired of telling boys apart that way; and after one of the boys called him Pony Baker, so that you could know him from his cousin Frank Baker, nobody ever called him anything else."_x000D_ William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. Nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters", he was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day", and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria. Howells is known to be the father of American realism, and a denouncer of the sentimental novel. He was the first American author to bring a realist aesthetic to the literature of the United States. His stories of Boston upper crust life set in the 1850s are highly regarded among scholars of American fiction.

Finding Wales

By Peter Daniels
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  • Publisher : Y Lolfa
  • Book Code : 178461520X
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 856
  • Pdf File: finding-wales.pdf

Book Short Summary:

By the author of the acclaimed In Search of Welshness, this book takes an in-depth look at the state of our nation, at Welsh national identity and at what exactly it is that leads to so many Welsh exiles feeling they need to rediscover their roots and eventually return home. It poses questions that Wales's politicians and leaders need to grapple with.

Christmas in New York

By Daniel Pool
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  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Book Code : 1609801946
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 261
  • Pdf File: christmas-in-new-york.pdf

Book Short Summary:

1998 New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age New York is seemingly the center of the universe during the Christmas season, beginning with Santa's arrival in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and culminating with the dropping of the ball in Times Square on New Year's Eve. And why not? After all, New York is the birthplace of electric Christmas tree lights, Lionel trains, F. A. O. Schwarz, "White Christmas," and, of course, Santa Claus. In Christmas in New York, Daniel Pool takes the reader on a tour of present-day New York Christmas attractions (the Rockefeller Center Tree, the store windows, the shows, the songs, the smells.) He tells little-known facts and stories about the history of Christmas in New York (how Maurice Sendak's career started designing F. A. O. Schwarz windows; how Guy Lombardo's "Auld Lang Syne" became the official New Year's song; a complete "Santology"). And finally, there is a section on "The Ghosts of Christmas Past"--long-time New York Christmas traditions that have fallen by the wayside. A marvelous mingling of the now and then, Pool's book, with fifty unique photographs and a characteristic biting wit, conveys the true New York Christmas spirit.

Short History of Human Error

By Oliver Thomson
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  • Publisher : Arena books
  • Book Code : 1909421359
  • Total of Pages : 365
  • Category : History
  • Members : 156
  • Pdf File: short-history-of-human-error.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a candid, sometimes controversial study of the psychological or other flaws of political, religious and economic leaders from ancient times to the present day: from Rameses II to Colonel Gaddafi, from Genghis Khan to Stalin and Hitler, from Buddha or Saint Paul to Martin Luther or Ron Hubbard, from bipolar, insecure, asthmatic or sex-addicted presidents to alcoholic prime ministers, mad kings, obese emperors and kleptomaniac dictators. Amongst their followers we find psychopathic police chiefs, gay generals, crazed philosophers, epileptic prophets and ludomaniac business- men. We look at how the minor personality disorders and health problems of the few have led frequently to considerable misery for the many.Without slavish adherence to the latest psychiatric fashions the author uses at least some of these concepts to help analyse the anti-social behaviour traits of leaders past and present and to assess the degree to which their mental or physical state contributed to most of the world's worst man-made disasters: wars, genocides, famines, persecutions, enslavements and recessions.We consider the questions: How many millions died because the Archangel Gabriel supposedly appeared to both the Virgin Mary and Mohammed? How many millions died because Napoleon was bullied at school, because Hitler failed to get into the Vienna Academy, because Stalin had an alcoholic father or because Mao suffered from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

A Steady Trade

By Tristan Jones
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1497603668
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 574
  • Pdf File: a-steady-trade.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A memoir of growing up in pre-World War II Wales and developing a love of sailing and adventure, by the author of The Incredible Voyage. Tristan Jones vividly and colorfully describes his childhood as a Welsh boy growing up by the sea. The story of his boyhood in pre-World War II England is strikingly charming and nostalgic. The challenges and adventures he encounters will have you seeing, smelling, feeling, hearing, and tasting the sea as you travel with him through this coming-of-age story.

Best Baby Names for 2015

By Siobhan Thomas
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1473503116
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 702
  • Pdf File: best-ba.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Choosing a name for your baby has never been easier with this ultimate baby-naming guide. With all the information on the latest naming trends, this comprehensive and easy-to-use guide is full of inspirational names. Including: - A-Z directories of over 8,000 names and their meanings - Over 100 inspirational lists - Naming trends for 2015 - Tips for choosing the perfect name for your baby Including modern names and variants, plus classics that have stood the test of time, this naming guide has everything you need for finding the perfect name for your new arrival.

Best Baby Names for 2018: Over 8,000 names and 100 inspiration lists

By Siobhan Thomas
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1473556228
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 354
  • Pdf File: best-ba.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Choosing a name for your baby has never been easier with this ultimate baby-naming guide. With all the information on the latest naming trends, this comprehensive and easy-to-use guide is full of inspirational names. Including: - A-Z directories of over 8,000 names and their meanings - Over 100 inspirational lists - Naming trends for 2018 - Tips for choosing the perfect name for your baby Including modern names and variants, plus classics that have stood the test of time, this naming guide has everything you need for finding the perfect name for your new arrival.

The Welsh The Biography

By Terry Breverton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Book Code : 144561572X
  • Total of Pages : 379
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 693
  • Pdf File: the-welsh-the-biography.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A uniquely accessible history of the Welsh people.